Hamilton will be triple champion – Stewart
Sir Jackie Stewart says that his title as Britain’s only triple world champion maybe on borrowed time after Lewis Hamilton’s storming victory in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
It is 42-years since the Scott won his third and final title in 1973, but Hamilton looks to be on his way to join him after winning three out of four races. Stewart and Hamilton have not always seen eye to eye on mind management skills, as well as career and lifestyle choices, but Hamilton accepted the praise gratefully.
“It’s always positive to have other real champions appreciate what you do. So it feels nice,” he told British reporters. Hamilton has already become Britain’s most successful driver in terms of race wins and if he takes another title he will equal Sir Jackie.
But now his focus is on supporting his brother ahead of his British Touring Car Championship debut.
The brother of world champion Lewis Hamilton Nic, has told the Daily Mail that Lewis has asked him for advice. The 23-year old who has cerebral palsy is preparing to become the first disabled competitor to compete in the British Touring Car Championship, for Audi, starting in June.
Nic says that he shares the ability not to take advice and added that recently he has been able to adopt a mentor’s role.
He said: “We Hamiltons are generally very stubborn. We want to do it on our own. We think we can do it without guidance. When my brother was really young, I was always guiding but then he got to an age when he was doing his own thing. But now we’ve got to a stage where my brother is asking me for advice. It’s the greatest feeling to be able to help.”
Major three weeks – Alonso
Fernando Alonso says that McLaren is facing “three important weeks” after more problems in Bahrain. Alonso almost finished in the points but Jenson Button didn’t start the race from the back of the grid after his car failed in qualifying.
Since they returned to Honda engines the team has been two seconds off the current championship leaders Mercedes. He told Sky Sports “There are many things to be done and we have three important weeks now when we have to increase the performance, increase the reliability.”
“So I am optimistic for the future because the steps are going in the right direction, but a lot of things need to be done.”
Ferrari is set to introduce a major upgrade for the Canadian Grand Prix according to Sky Sports. The team has already scored a win this season and have been on the podium at all four Grands Prix.
Sky Sports says it understands that Ferrari will use up to of half of their remaining 10 engine development ‘tokens’ by bringing a revised engine to the Canadian race in early June.